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Cranberry Heath

Astroloma humifusum

Description:

Woody sub-shrub, growing prostrate along the ground. Red flowers are held low to the ground within the leaves. Produces a small edible red berry that tastes like grape flavoured chewing gum. The eastern bettong is reported as eating and possibly dispersing fruit. Member of the Epacridaceae.

Habitat:

Backyard, to prevent smothering, exotic annual grasses have been removed, as well as a build up of pine needles from a mature tree in the front yard.


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Vinny
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Vinny

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.64, Long: 145.19

Spotted on May 9, 2015
Submitted on May 9, 2015

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